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Integrity saves


The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe,
but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.
Proverbs 28:18

Integrity is one of the most important things to preserve a good relationship with God. Of it depends that our daily walk brings us closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. However, in this postmodern world in which we live, as everything is relative, integrity is not paid much attention and people act according to the circumstances and depending on what their emotions dictate. In many cases this is the reason why some children of God have failed to overcome spiritual infancy. This people never take God seriously and live as if life were only rights and no duties, ie like spoiled little children. When they stumble and fall into a pit from which they can not escape on their own, they break into tears and cry out to the heavenly Father to pull them out of the trap without realizing that it was their own actions and decisions that led them to this sorry state in the first place.

People who act with integrity and transparency walk along a path illuminated by the presence of the Lord Jesus, which lets them avoid all the obstacles that normally stand in their daily travel. The word of God is a lamp unto their feet to help them see clearly where to place their steps to avoid falling. He who does not produce garbage is cleaner than he who cleans a lot. The less problems we get ourselves into the less pressured by the enemy and the world our life will be. Always act with integrity and things will go better. To God alone be the glory!

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The sex trap


My son, give me your heart
and let your eyes delight in my ways,
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit,
and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
Like a bandit she lies in wait
and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
Proverbs 23:26-28

One of the most destructive messages that the world sends daily to humanity is that sexual licentiousness is acceptable and normal. If by normal they mean widespread and prevalent they are right but fornication and adultery are abominable in the eyes of God and directly undermine the stability of the family and thus of society. With the excuse that they are simply carried away by the love they feel, they give vent to their sexual desires and both women and men fall into a trap from which escape is extremely difficult. Freud and his followers wanted to make the world believe that the vast majority of mental and behavioral disorders have their origin in the repression of sexual instincts. The solution, according to the famous Austrian psychologist is to unleash those instincts to release the tension caused by the opposing forces of the Id and the Superego. This liberation of the instincts resulted in a society dominated by the Playboy philosophy, free love, open marriage, free unions, feminism and homosexuality activism, among others.

The word of God teaches that sexuality is a good thing if it is practiced within the sanctity of marriage. Any other expression of sexuality outside the marriage becomes debauchery and sin and as such can only lead to destruction and death. Anyone who possesses wisdom knows the signs identifying the traps that have been lying on his way to catch and destroy him and so he can avoid them. He who is well grounded in the Word of God will be protected and will not be deceived by the false promises of freedom and well-being offered by the world and the adversary to those who want to live by their animal instincts. Find guidance on the word of God and you will get wisdom and joy to boot. To God alone be the glory!

Reciprocity


Whoever digs a pit will fall into it;
if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.
Proverbs 26:27

In the same way that nobody can escape the rule of the law of gravity, no person may withdraw from the law of reciprocity. With similar words King David reaffirmed the universal principle of reciprocity: “Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.” [1] Given the prevailing selfishness in humans, it should be reason enough to avoid by all means possible to make any kind of evil, however small , to our neighbor. Knowing that the evil act will come back on us should deter us from causing harm to those around us so we can, this way, protect us from evil. And this is something that works as well for good actions. The good you do to others, God returns it to us as a blessing. Therefore the Lord Jesus spoke clearly when he said: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” [2]

Let us consider  our actions at all times. Let us find out what are the chances that what we are doing or have decided to do might cause damage or harm to others. Remember the warning of James, the brother of the Lord: “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” [3] This is the correct ethical position. This is how we should behave always, following the teachings of Jesus and the exhortations of the apostle Paul: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” [4] Only to God be the glory!

[1] Psalm 7:14-16
[2] Matthew 7:12
[3] James 4:17
[4] Galatians 6:10